The lovely ladies on the board for CASA - Orange County, contacted me this past weekend to do a second cheese and charcuterie display for their November community gathering. It was an honor as I realized after my last event with them that I had a special connection to CASA.
A very near and dear family member was a long time CASA advocate who spent much of her time working with this organization in Los Angeles county. Unfortunately she began battling cancer this past year and in late spring succumbed to the illness. In her passing and unexpectedly, she left a monetary gift to my husband and myself which was used to pay off my student loans and for that I am eternally grateful. Being given the opportunity to show my best work for this organization has been an honor and has given me a feeling of giving back in a way to a group that she was so passionate about. I do hope to work again with them in the future, either as a vendor or member.
For more information about CASA please visit their homepage here.
~In Loving Memory~